The second part of the Original Way leaves behind Asturian mountains and centers itself in the rural Galicia. In Melide the route merges with the crowded French Way.
Lugo is one of the 7 biggest towns in Galicia and it is the only city in the world to be surrounded by completely intact Roman walls, which reach a height of 10 to 15 metres (33 to 49 ft) along a 2,117-metre (6,946 ft) circuit. Before you start a real walking, a short evening walk along the top of the walls will be a unique experience to get a taste of this medieval town.
Another long stage on the Camino – 27 km (16,5 miles). You will leave Lugo by the oldest gate in the wall. On your way you will see few small churches. You will enjoy the rural Galician environment and the freshness of the air.
Today you will follow your route to Melide and join the pilgrims who are walking the French Route. Once in Melide you should search for a place called “pulpería” to taste the Galician specialty – the boiled octopus.
Today you will pass through Arzúa – famous for its regional cheese, so if you’d like to try it ask for “queso” (Spanish) or “queixo” (Galician). Like Spanish wines, it has its certificate of origin: Arzúa-Ulloa. We consider it would be too easy for a fit pilgrim on the Camino Primitivo to stay in Arzua, so our recommendation for a stop is Salceda – quiet and cozy place with 100% pilgrim character.
Among the patches of eucalyptus and oaks you will meet the last villages belonging to O Pino. From the top of Monte do Gozo hill you will get the first view of Santiago de Compostela. There begins a city tour that ends at the foot of the Baroque facade of the Cathedral. The Obradoiro Square is the end and the beginning. Congratulations! You’ve just made it!
|Standard Accomodation||May – Sep.||Oct. – April|
||per person shared||245€||230€|
|Extra nigths||May – Sep.||Oct. – April|
|Lugo||per person shared||€||€|
|Santiago de Compostela||per person shared||€||€|
|1 Person||2 Persons|
|Transportation to Lugo (Taxi 1-4px)|
|A Coruña Airport to Hotel||100€|
|Santiago Airport to Hotel||120€|
|Transportation from Santiago (Taxi 1-4px)|
|Hotel to Santiago Airport||24€|
|Santiago to Coruña Airport||100€|
|Santiago to Vigo Airport||120€|